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06:38 am: Games Played - January 2016
Since my parents arrived several weeks ago, I have corralled them into playing board games with me nearly every day. We have played 31 games so far, many of them for the first time. I'm hoping to use the experiences from play sessions to determine which games to keep and which ones to submit to the math trade at Gen Con this summer.

This list contains the games that I was able to play for the first time.
Francis Drake
The Great Heartland Hauling Co.
Orleans: Deluxe Edition
Pie Factory
Pi mal Pflaumen
Raiders of the North Sea
Takenoko with the Chibis expansion
Valeria: Card Kingdoms

This list contains the games that I played before, but never with both of my parents.
Alea Iacta Est
Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
At the Gates of Loyang
Between Two Cities
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Garden Dice
Lewis & Clark
Mage Knight
Race for the Galaxy
Roll for the Galaxy
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

They've both enjoyed most of the games so far. Among the ones we've played, here are their favorites:

megory's Top Five
5. Pi mal Pflaumen
4. Zooloretto
3. Valeria: Card Kingdoms
2. Alea Iacta Est
1. Between Two Cities

With an honorable mention for At the Gates of Loyang because of the nice wooden vegetable playing pieces.

Dad's Top Five
5. Trajan
4. Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
3. Lewis & Clark
2. Valeria: Card Kingdoms
1. Merkator

There have been a few flops. These games were generally either too mean or too restrictive of the players' strategic opportunities to be considered fun. It's likely that they will end up in the trade pile.

1. Arboretum
2. Francis Drake
3. Kingdoms

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